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MSNBC
Feb 25, 2014 7:00pm PST
appalling to hear a dialogue that talks about using religion to discriminate against both myself and my community. you know, when i was in high sdoo school, i was actually assaulted because i was gay. as a result, i spent most of my life down playing the fact. you know, i don't ride in pride parades and i don't really wear it on my cuff, but i really feel compelled to really put it out there. you know, i don't think that we deserve a bill like this anywhere in this country. >> joining me now, damian klinko, the arizona state representative you just heard from and washington post columnist jonathan capehart. what made you speak about the bill the way you did, using your own personal reference, which as you said is not something that you are inclined to do. >> i used my own story because this is a personal attack against me and everyone in the lgbt community in the state of arizona. the community doesn't deserve this sort of treatment. and i don't think there's ever an excuse that we should sanction discrimination against a minority group. it makes me sad and disappointed in a state that
PBS
Mar 3, 2014 5:00am PST
of the jewish religion is the study of torah. what's important part of it. and they are imposing on the draft law which will enable us to go any further one reason lar added. during the difference to kill israelis. the field knowledge all the jokes to make of a sense of the population sharing the same buttons the oscar goes to war. i was twelve years. twelve years since labour took this picture of the kids academy awards in all the historical trauma to three all scarce this is. he wants to do. i dedicate this award to all the people who accuse you of slavery. i was twenty one million people who still stop but slavery today. thank you very much thank you. alfonso the night went to gravity and alfonso koran in each of its direct to this breaks through the one the total of seven oscars including best special effects cinematography and a regional school. the cutesy thus the children to the great beauty. the timing may be sent to some of my teaching right to reflections on life. the search for meaning the monks drums range elsewhere the best actress went to take the chair of the adjustment while m
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2014 7:00am PST
for businesses to discriminate against lbgt people. it was pushed by people who fear that the freedom of religion is under attack. but she pushed back saying there were no instances in arizona of religious freedom taking a backseat to lbgt right. >> senate bill 1062 does not address a specific concern related to religious liberty in arizona. i have not heard of one example in arizona where business owners' religious liberty has been violated. >> the thing is, arizona is not an outlier here anymore. at least 12 other states are looking at similar bills. oregon could even see something on its ballot this year. several of these efforts have run into roadblocks, sure, or even political abandonment following the outcry in arizona. but it is, we think, all part of a larger strategy on the right, invoking religion as a trump card in venues where there was actually a consensus that other, shall we say, nonreligious values rule. i'm thinking about like profits in the corporate board room or science in the public hospital. and where arizona's effort failed spectacularly, a more careful interpretation and v
ABC
Mar 2, 2014 10:00am EST
a bill that would allow businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbian by invoking religion. jan brewer vetoed the bill. but cecilia vega reports it will not stop a nationwide debate. >> reporter: it was the arizona bill that ignited a national firestorm. >> nobody rides in the back of the bus and everybody sits at the lunch counter. we fought that battle once. that's what this battle is. >> reporter: with polls showing a public shift on gay rights. a majority of americans now support same-sex marriage. the pressure for arizona governor jan brewer to veto the bill was fierce. major american companies came out swinging, calling arizona's law bad for business. in the end, brewer vetoed the bill. >> religious liberty is a core american and arizona value. so is non-discrimination. >> reporter: this as some of the most conservative states have become the new battle ground in the same-sex marriage war. a federal judge striking down texas' ban. so-called religious freedom laws like the one so fiercely debated in arizona, now seen as yet another weapon in the fight by supporters of the b
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 3:30am EST
's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups. think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, american airlines, apple and petsmart. in 1994 the national football league moved the super bowl out of arizona when it refused to make martin luther king a national holiday in their state. this week, the nfl threatened to take next year's super bowl out of the grand canyon state again. the next battle ground appears to be georgia where lawmakers are considering legislation similar to arizona's already big business is must mustering. sexual orientation are never mentioned in these bills. atlanta-based american airlines, say, mutual respect and dignity, the 165 million customers we serve every year. delta strongly post office these measures and we join the business community and urging state officials reject these proposals. for more, we go to stephanie stanto
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2014 11:00pm EST
does. >> in arizona, unlike other states, while there are protections based on rarks religion -- race, religion, national origin, there's none on sexual orientation. so already a business can say, "i don't serve gays", this is deflated. does it grant protection for gays or businesses to go ahead and discriminate. i think what it has done is shined the light on the fact that arizona is a state that does not offer protection for gays. folks rallied around that saying "why not?" >> how has it hurt the state? >> arizona had a history of problems, whether it's pr problems or not. after the governor of arizona cancelled a holiday for reverent mart mart martin luther king, a lot pulled out. if it does not change the laws, it underscores the question of does arizona think of itself as a friendly state. does it see itself as a place welcoming to everyone. for a company like apple. apple decided to build a plant here with 1200 employees. they are a gay-friendly company. they may think "do we want to located a plant where some. our employees may not feel welcome" >> what does it say about the st
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 10:00am EST
the street. and fifa has religion covered. football'football for men and we now allowed to wear headgear. we have more coming newspaper sports. up in sport sports. >> in let's cross over to al jazeera live in islamabad. tell us what the reaction from the pakistani government has been under? >> well, as you mentioned the committee that was constituted by the government of pakistan to talk to the taliban pakistan committee has welcomed the move saying the talks that were deadlocked has now resumed since the taliban ha agreed to a cease-fire. the government made it clear that it would go for a policy of a quid pro quo meaning if it came under attack it would go after the headquarters. a dramati dramatic development y would now grow to the cease-fire. they said in a message sent to several news outlets including al jazeera. >> and as we're mentioning, there have been previous efforts of peace negotiations between the government and taliban, but is the taliban capable of enforcing a cease-fire on the ground? >> well, they have instructed the various groups to abide by the cease-fire. in fact, aft
FOX
Mar 3, 2014 12:00pm PST
formally believe -- he believed his religion allowed him to kill and showed he previously killed two animals before he killed russell. >>> they are missing a 98-year- old man. she said her father never arrived at the retirement community where he has lived for the past ten years. his family fears he may have become lost while driving in the rain. davisdave -- they are regular lating the use and sale of e- cigarettes. it will be held before the board and it can no longer be told and sales will procedured and it would also crack down on illegal significant frets. >>> a programmable to keep safe, richard and others part of the crossing guard program. it was launched in response to the alarming number of fatalities. school. they are raising this because of the alarming number of students who passed away. >>> two others schools in district 7 will kickoff crossing board programs and the . >>> the city has won approval to take part of a new public -- they are taking over properties in exchange to upgrade them. mayor lee said every is determined to improve the housing units that are often pl
CBS
Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
with the idea? >> obviously a lot of it is imagination but a lot of it is grounded in religion. a lot is grounded in history, mythology. dy a lot of research for this book. every name has some sort of importance in classical literature or in fantasy or mythology and all the beasts i've come up with and the places. if you're a keen student in those areas, you'll pick up on that. the research was intense but a lot of fun. >> the book is out today, march 4. david, always good to have you here with us. he says there will be a sequel already in the works along with all of our other favorites. always good to have you here, david. >> thank you. >>> let's go to howard and see if we have good news on the weather. >> we are starting the melting process. i know we're not going to do much today but even a little bit of sun we're getting now and a little more this afternoon will do something. if you scrape down as much as you can, the sun, a little rock salt will probably get you in good shape. it will get colder this afternoon. 30, 31, somewhere in that range is all we'll make. 29 by 5:00. this e
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 1:00pm EST
? >> playing with the mix of islam religion and politics, it is a very sensitive affair. when you see a neighboring country, a an ally for this matr giving a media platform, economic support for a very devious group of personnel that have been using the mix of reasonable and politics to destabilize countries, and to actually become dictators. frankly, i'm astonished at the previous official in the segment where he says they don't support dictators. there is a dictatorship in the making. muslim brotherhood is an dictator organization. everybody knows that. but creating the proper platforms, that is a very devious and worrisome matter. >> would this had been as bad except here in qatar there i whe they are very critical of other countries of gcc. is he planning insurrection? >> qatar has given him legitimacy and credibility, and therefore a fan base. a very dangerous fan base. they legitimatize suicide-bombing, and created a lot of verdicts that was against regimes and other countries. if that is not interference in the name of reasonabl religion,t know what it is. he was a preacher bef
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 1:00pm EST
shot dead. >> he lost his life for the sake of his country and the sake of his religion. the current rulers are to be blamed. >> reporter: in the last few weeks there have been strikes and protests by workers who want to be paid more. keeping a lid on these would be a challenge for the cabinet. once again there will be a new government in egypt. >> al jazeera continues to demand release of its staff held in egypt. they have now spent 63 days in prison. they are accused of having links to a terrorist organization and spreading false news. al jazeera rejects the charges. and another journalist from the al jazeera arabic has been held and has been on a hundre a hunge to protest his imprisonment. >>> joaquin guzman is considered a folk hero who gave them jobs. from northwestern mexico, how are people reacting to the news? >> reporter: well, we've seen some pretty strong reactions here over the past week since the arrest of el chapo. today, in fact, there is a demonstration being organized a march, i should say, being organized by a group said sin lowans for peace. thousands of people sho
PBS
Feb 25, 2014 5:00pm PST
be treated equally. you know that there should be no violence there should be no compulsion in religion everybody should be free to follow their own religion. i knew would not sign it. and the people who don't believe those things stand on tues the token it would help moderate muslims to distinguish themselves from extremists. but muslims themselves say it's just another way of singling them out and it doesn't look any way that is what leads to you know fascism against other communities this is what it meant you will all happen. normal people can be spent reading all of the next target would mean anyway. a job along the cobbled get them to sign a code of conduct. the winery that has policies like these become part of everyday life. sue is not afraid to be a foretaste to the community against community and to fight in society. doris smith ot london. also when ridden a meter of cortez all homeless across the eu could potentially be given arabs or restore their heads in the blink of an eye. what a shocking number of homes across the continent standing anti war news of nrg dot com for more
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 3:00am PST
there been a founding father separated church and state with a great reference for religion protected the rights to use in all other religious minorities to worship freely the are able to take advantage of all the opportunities economic social political cultural on the authentic interrupted to wake people the turning point came between eighteen eighty in nineteen twenty three an estimated two million european jewish immigrants looking for work in freedom landed on american shores new york's ty's first settled in the cramped and houses of the lower east side along with other immigrants they can be whatever he wanted to and they could be as they wanted and they could be americans as they wanted in an oven baked it and did it have on anybody of any consequence in uniting not really american. u s immigrants jumped into every facet of american life. there was discrimination in the private sector but it never had a lasting impact. i miss the way. lights on. dr request congress said she will always be grateful for the opportunities america gave her became famous thinks that this than six hun
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 11:00am PST
were unconstitutional and discriminatory because they focus on race and religion according to the center for constitutional rights ruling by judge william martini has confirmed what many muslims in the us the year and vowed to appeal the decision. i think our clients and many more americans fear after nine eleven that they don't have recourse to the same constitutional rights and protections of americans do this is the type that confirms their worst fears one pizzeria owner in new york city who happens to be a muslim said his customers get harassed by undercover police officers. i thought seen them before because it doesn't ford will cause unpleasant from those of my friends they come to visit me in the pizzeria that opening with a chance. i give somebody a hard baby the tupelo were out of sight well the problem. mumbai police plan to go. he's really just might erode that it was legal because the police could not have monetary new jersey for muslim activities without monitoring the muslim community itself and the nypd is the intention was not to discriminate against muslim
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 3:00am PST
feet to his republican bill that triggered a national debate over gay rights religion and discrimination the bill which was backed by republicans was designed to give protection to people who assert their religious beliefs and refusing service to the ap the bill so arizona take much criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties republican governors should carefully consider the legislation after receiving forty thousand calls and e mails on the topic most of which urging her to she decided that we can result in unintended negative consequences. opponents call it an open attack on gates in fighting discrimination democratic leaders think the governor to be telling the bill but said it never should have made it to her desk in the first place israel has placed its troops on the lebanese border on high alert shortly after hezbollah threatened retaliation for an israeli airstrike on an orange carrot and from syria on monday lebanese media reported that the israeli air force jets in a convoy of trucks near the syrian border allegedly transferring
PBS
Mar 4, 2014 11:00am PST
are practicing their religion. a redeemed community has swelled to ten percent of the country's population of just over a million and continues to be the boss just grind but boris greek is right the doctor has been arrested for preventing racial hatred after the discovery of the sign greek and german outside his office we tried to use not welcome. the fifty seven year old neurologist has admitted to being a member of the far right old and don carty and has also been charged with weapons possession. police found a piece that doesn't nights and three daggers the symbols in his home along with fitted caps out of hitler and other inspired objects. going down part is known for its neo fascist ideology conference titled the rise of the nazis in europe since being voted into parliament in two thousand while golden dawn has to mean decreases third most popular party most of the card for the team traded to the country's debt crisis budget cuts and high unemployment gold and diamonds also couldn't park there because of its anti immigrant stance. party which resembles a swastika has been the subject
CBS
Mar 4, 2014 11:00pm PST
, disability, or other classification, but does not mention religion. >> they could use religion. that is one of the main reasons why the muslim community is up in arms. >> reporter: in oakland, christin ayers, kpix5. >> christin has tried for a week to talk to the fbi, but they haven't call her back. >>> a few words from russian president vladimir putin eased tensions over ukraine. after taking control of the crimea region, he says they have no intention of fighting the ukrainian people. but he reserves the right to use force to protect ethnic russians in eastern ukraine. you crane has agreed to a meeting in brussel's actions. >> president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers, making a different set of interpretations. but i don't think that is fooling anybody. >> secretary of state john kerry was in kiev today to meet with the ukraine's acting president an he urged putin to step down. >>> well the markets like the news that the tensions were easing. the dow jones shot up 227 points to its best close of the year. >>> a live look at downtown san francisco. it is dry now, but paul is
CNBC
Feb 25, 2014 7:00pm EST
not of religion, necessarily, but of money and money matters and talks. you know that. >> absolutely. i see this as a business story. anyway, we appreciate your story very much. free market capitalism, it's blind to things like race, religion, color, gender and sexuality. that's the economics of it. while i have enormous respect for religious freedom and beliefs, i just don't see this as the key issue in the discussion. that's why i think governor jan brewer should veto what really amounts to a gay discrimination bill and an anti-business bill as well. but many people disagree with me. here now to discuss outgoing business insider, politics editor, josh bare row and we welcome kathy, senior fellow at the family research council and spokesperson for the u.s. catholic bishops. kathy, let me begin with you. you're talking to a pro life catholic. you probably know that. >> i do. >> on this one, i think the capitalist free market principles quite frankly trumped the religious issues. tell me why you disagree. >> this is the same balancing test that ted kennedy and chuck schumer voted into federa
NBC
Mar 2, 2014 8:00am PST
with politics. how will the debates over freedom and religion and gay rights play into the 2014 campaign? andian rand paul is urging caution in the gop's fight with president obama. >> there are times when people are using language that shouldn't be used. i recently criticized someone for using some of that lock. i'm not going to bring it up, but i will say that we can disagree with the president without calling him names. >> "meet the press" is brought to you by boeing, where the drive to build something better inspires us every day. [ male announcer ] we know they're out there. you can't always see them. but it's our job to find them. the answers. the solutions. the innovations. all waiting to help us build something better. something more amazing. a safer, cleaner, brighter future. at boeing, that's what building something better is all about. ♪ at boeing, that's what building something better is all about. so our business can be on at&t's network for $175 a month? yup. all 5 of you for $175. so oour clients need a on at&t's netwlot of attention.nth? there's unlimited talk and text. we're
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2014 7:00am PST
in georgia yes two bills with religion our liberty in their titles and were seen as a way to possibly discriminate against gay men and lesbian, go down in that. also in another conservative state. we are seeing a tidal wave on this issue that i think will be hard for people to resist in just about any corner of it. >> yeah, you put it that way. that's extraordinary, coming from how long you've been covering these state and national issues. jackie, when you look at the legal issues here which as we've said we're -- which combined with the political legislature, and then something else, jackie, which is the fact that these issues are being covered differently, i think, and not covered always on the sometimes conservative terms of calling it religious liberty. a lot of people support religious liberty, but they don't think that means it should be a cover for discrimination. >> well, yeah, i think one of the things that's been interesting, particularly with the republican party is the strain of libertarianism that's been infused recently, which is another reason why i think you see some r
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2014 8:00am PST
to see again that religion was used to veil discrimination. it was just really a disappointing piece of legislation that it even came forward at all, and that in 2014 we're evening discussing this time of policy. i saw you on lawrence o'donnell's show last night, and you said you normally don't make public reference to your sexuality, but you had to take a strong stand, given what was happens in your home state. >> you know, i think sometimes you have to stand up and speak for what's right. when a bill like this moves through the political process, you know, whether it was discriminating against the lbgt community or another minority group, it's important to stand up and speak for what's right and speak from the heart. if my story helped illuminate that or provided insight to the other members of the house of representatives, to the type of impact it would have on individuals, then i hope that it helped. >> it's interesting, many decisions we have seen in our country have been made through the motivations of money, whether you person was afraid they would lose money or could stand to
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2014 1:00pm PST
. >>> arizona governor jan brewer was forced to veto legislation that would use religion to codify hate and deny basic rights. major corporations like american airlines, at&t, the nfl and mlb, in addition to business leaders throughout the state urged the governor to veto the bill. while similar measures have been introduced in about a dozen other republican-controlled states like kansas, south dakota and tennessee, by the end of the week, the moral and economic arguments seem to have had an impact. now this comes as we've seen a rapidly growing acceptance of lbgt americans and issues like same-sex marriage. a federal judge ordered kentucky to immediately begin recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. so that suggests to me that the reason for the proliferation of these hateful measures is fear. just like the anti-women's rights and anti-voting rights legislation we've seen in states, these measures represent fear of a changed reality. but the question now is whether or not the events of last week represent a final tipping point in ensuring equal rights for lbgt americans. let's bring i
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2014 11:00am PST
will the debates over freedom and religion and gay rights play into the 2014 campaign? and why rand paul is urging caution in the gop's fight with president obama. >> there are times when people are using language that shouldn't be used. i recently criticized someone for using some of that language. i'm not going to bring it up, but i will say that we can disagree with the president without calling him names. >> "meet the press" is brought to you by boeing, where the drive to build something better inspires us every day. [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. this is mike. his long race day starts with back pain... ...and a choice. take 4 advil in a day which is 2 aleve... ...for all day relief. "start your engines" >>
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2014 4:00pm PST
against gays on the basis of religion. but iowa congressman steve king is still defending that law. why? king says that sex orientation is what he calls self-professed behavior. and therefore he says business owners might not know just who they can or cannot discriminate against. >> it's clear in the civil rights section of the code that you can't discriminate against people based upon -- i'm not sure i got the list right, but race, creed, religion, color of skin, those kind of things. and there is nothing mentioned in there on self-professed behavior. the one thing i reference when i say self-professed is how do you know who to discriminate against? they have to tell you. and are they then setting up a case? is this about bringing a grievance or is it actually about a service they would like to have. >> so what mr. king is saying there is that customers could claim to be gay just to entrap business owners into discriminating against them so they could then seek legal reparations. here is a further question. is religion not by his wording also self-professed? >>> finally, "12 years a sl
Comedy Central
Mar 4, 2014 11:31pm PST
people based upon-- i'm not sure i've got the list right-- race, creed, religion, color of skin, those kind of things. and there's nothing mentioned in there on self-professed behavior, and that's what they're trying to perfect is special rights for self-professed behavior. >> stephen: yes, self-professed behavior. unlike race, you can't tell somebody's gay just by looking at them. sphairs know, johnny weir is a perfectly straight wood nynph. you might be asking what exactly does "self-professed" mean? >> the thing i reference when i say self-processed. who do you discriminate against? are they setting up a case? is this about bringing a grievance or a service they'd like to have. >> stephen: steve king is right. these self-professed gays just want you to refuse them service so they can sue you. we've seen it a million times pain guy pretends to be gay, pretend to hide until he's 18, and then he prendz to come out to his family who pretend not tond and pretend to shun pim. he moves to the city a few years later, he meets another guy who prendzs to be day, they pretend to fuel in love
FOX News
Feb 26, 2014 6:00am PST
to gays or people of religions that do things they don't agree with. several state senators regret their vote for this bill but one republican is still supporting this. >> they are free agents. felt if they have responded to all of the pressure, it has been intense, that is okay. they are all good friends of mine. steve pierce voted for this bill but now he is ptelling the governor he hopes she vetoes it. how do you respond to your colleague that says you and others have caved on this bill? >> he is a good friend. we have not caved. we had reservations at the beginning and we saw the outcry and realized it wasn't right. >> the bill says a business owner, church owner or coperation can deny service if motivated by religious belief if it burdens their belief. what did afraid would happen? >> it has gone from reality into perception and what is perceived is overriding of the bill. perception is it is a bad and going to be specific to gays. we didn't intend it that way. my colleague and i never thought it would be like that but that is the perception and horrible for the damage it is g
PBS
Feb 27, 2014 3:59pm PST
their religion not just in the synagogue but in the church, but seven days a week and in their personal lives and business. >> what happens if that clashes with another person's beliefs and position? >> that is always what we have to wrestle with in our society is whether two things can coexist in the same space. >> at the state capitol, the pressure mounted on a governor who has made controversial decisions before to veto the bill. those organizing next year super bowl here called for a detailed. companies including apple who are bringing a new factory in 2000 jobs to the state. for business first governor, the pressure was overwhelming. could result in unintended and negative consequences. after weighing all of the arguments i have vetoed senate bill 1062. >> opponents on the decision as a victory for gay rights. >> the governor did the right thing. i still see a lot of criticism out there that the governor waited too long, criticisms that the legislature should have never brought this in the first place. that happened and now we need to move forward. >> since the supreme court backed a qua
PBS
Feb 28, 2014 7:30pm PST
of the law substantially burdenening somebody's exercise of religion. arizona is one of many that has laws like that. so what was different about this arizona law is that it would have expanded the law to apply not just to individuals but to businesss that get sued by someone in a private lawsuit, someone that they refuse to serve and what got the sponsors of the bill concerned was a decision last year in neighboring new mexico when the supreme court there ruled against a be queer key photographers who refused to photograph the ceremony of two women. and this is exactly at the heart of the challenge to the obamacare law that the supreme court will hear next month. >> gwen rattled off this week's different developments. you've got fights in state houses and in courthouses. what else is going on? >> a texas judge became the latest to strike down a ban on same sex marriage saying that it's -- there's no good reason to do that. gwen: how many states have done that? >> in terms of court action, six or seven. we have 17 states in which same sex marriage is allowed. we have a trial that starred t
BBCAMERICA
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
to be inclusive in terms of religion, to allow businesses who didn't want to serve people who went against their religion. and to do that without fear of being taken to court. now, of course that would mean if people decided they didn't want to serve someone who was gay they would be protected by law. there's out rage from protesters. the chamber of commerce was against this. they said the state has worked very hard to be open for business and this would be seen as a law -- if it was to go into law it would be discriminatory. as a result, they didn't want hadder to pass this. in the end she came out saying this victim would be vetoed. it's one, again, that has been defeated here. >>> well, the oscars take place in hollywood. one foreign film nominated is the palestinian foam "omar." it tackles the highly sense sieve subject of palestinians who collaborate with israel. >> "omar" brings the complexity of the middle east conflict to this year's oscars. the palestinian contender for the best foreign language film is a love story that becomes a tragedy. after three young palestinians decide to
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 4:00pm EST
of legislation. tell me how this is tied to, and maybe differs from arizona's freedom of religion laws. >> that is an interesting question, how did arizona get to this moment? i wish we could speak to that, but where would we begin. the freedom of religion law passed in 1999 and existed at the federal lovel level in 1993. we inserted a line in this newest incarnation of the bill that talks specifically about a belief being sincerely held. that's where people are getting hung up and feeling like everybody feels that their beliefs are sincerely held. that is language added to this bill, and some say it clarifies. >> say the governor signs this piece of legislation into law, and businesses turn away gays and lesbians lead to go discrimination lawsuits. would it be up to a judge to determine the sincerity of a business ow owner's religious convictions? >> reporter: in arizona the state does not prohibit gay or lesbian. in three of our largest cities they are. in that case the city would have to bring case against the individual business owner. so a person, i, couldn't bring a lawsuit again
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
, regardless of their religion or sexual orientation in the united states. that's not the case in so many other countries and so this year's human rights report catalogs those kinds of abuses if someone is part of what's considered a minority group for this country or that. it is a very comprehensive document, tony. >> and roz, according to the state department who are did worst offenders of violating human rights laws? >> they don't rank countries per se, but what they do instead is point out what they consider the more egregious violations of human rights. such was the case on thursday when the report was released, about the way people were treated inside syria. if they are supporting the political opposition that wants to replace bashar al-assad they are targeted. if they live in communities where people are opposed to be government where people also happen to live they are targeted as well. the report made a point of saying the u.s. was using both chemical weapons as well as traditional weapons into not opposing the government, they said this is just beyond the pale in terms of the way the
FOX News
Feb 27, 2014 11:00am PST
hear people don't want to see movies about religion, don't want to learn about god on friday and saturday night. i was sharing with you the study out said the biggest moneymaking movies in the last year had religion as a theme. what do you make of that, mark? >> it certainly is one nation under god. no question about that. just maybe some people in the media don't quite understand what driving america, what built america. it's not surprisingly thematically even non-bible movies have that story of redemption against all odds, biblical values because it's naturally what americans love. >> don't you remember the reaction when "passion of the christ" came out in 2004. they were like, this will never be anything. i remember driving to the airport in a cab and listening to the radio station and people announcing it were just stunned that it had done so well. now 10 years later with your movie coming out, they are not going to be that stunned when it does really well, are they? >> we don't know. all we know is we made a beautiful film that is exciting on the one hand, plays out like
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 6:00am EST
exercise of religion, sincerely held religious beliefs. >> opponents of the bill claimed victory for an open attack on gays. >> this showed the nation that not all arizonians are like extremists, and that there are good people, and we want to lead the country forward, not backwards. >> a statement was issued, praising her decision. >> major corporations weighed in too. apple, american airlines, delta and the n.f.l. all urged governor jan brewer to veto the measure. >> it was a combination. business community and activist. >> it sent a message to the governor. >> and speaking of the business community, supporters of the bill have been saying that there is a lot of support by local businesses. one of our producers here made several calls, 50 businesses, dry cleaners, hair salons, and could not find a local business behind it. >> thank you. we should point out the veto of the bill in arizona does not end the debate open over religious freedom nationwide. it got further, being a signature away from the governor to become war. similar balls failed to pass in kansas, idaho, south dakot
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 7:00pm PST
or discussed religion founded on an institution's into the abdomen and. and if it's a cute in it so that we know that's. we will weaken the dollar show that. an accusation and corruption investigations and the conditions against a member of the nonsensical so of the foam dots. i can at the moment he to whom the institute into two so to solve this problem and end in and then to his people is think about it think about something else because it has been many months now and now since announcing his investigation of stop it. let me ask you about union and for your reading of one person on twitter saying that disney park is close by riot police and the anti corruption protest again thurs was out at you as you heard confirmation of that that is the park is closed as of now i haven't night and i wouldn't really surprise me. i was going to say what would i need right now were we have the graft probe going on and we have the buildup to the sea of local elections. coming up how electric is the atmosphere in the stumble the local elections actually and that ever since the days of practice which starts
Bloomberg
Feb 27, 2014 10:00pm EST
, not moscow. >> why is that? >> long story, but they began in kiev and religion has its roots in kiev as well. certainly, vladimir putin was a state builder and someone who wants to reassert to some extent what he calls a eurasian union. >> of the eurasian union. >> belarus, central asia. at the core of that is russia-ukraine. yet within the ukraine, you have, until some days ago, yanukovych was loyal to moscow. you have the eastern part of the ukraine that speaks russian predominantly and leads towards moscow. there are all kinds of divisions here. what i would say is that yanukovych was awful. on the other hand, he was democratically elected. he was overthrown in the streets. he murdered dozens of his own people -- >> during the protests. >> absolutely. he was corrupt as corrupt could be. we are at a very familiar moment we have experienced over and over again, that excitement. it's that moment -- >> we think history is happening here. >> democratic institutions and the norms will take hold. the illusion of tahrir square. one wonders why the great authoritarians don't realize that a square
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 3:00am EST
and demonstrators. >> translator: he lost his life for the sake of his country and for the sake of his religion. the current rulers inky just a e to be blamed. >> reporter: this have been strikes and pro frost protests s who went to be paid more. the cabinet doesn't have time to do much of anything. in the a knew months president elects are due again. there will be yet another another government in egypt. >>> al jazerra continues to demand the reese lees of its staff being held in egypt. they have now spent 64 days in prison, they are accused of having links with a terrorist organization and spreading false news, al jazerra rejects the charges. another journalist from the network's arabic channel has been held since august. he's been on hunger strike for more than a month now to protest against his imprison think. >>> president obama is set to host israel's mime pinster benjamin netanyahu, two issues expected to top the a general dark negotiation with his iran and peace talks with the palestinians, netanyahu has another job while he's in town, to reassure his support base in the u.s. to back h
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 6:00pm EST
that discriminate on race, religion or sexual orientation. >> other companies that have taken a similar action because of this policy? >> yes, there are organizations like major league soccer and martin that cut the fund for now. >> thank you. >> and update on the top stories and then it is real money at the top of the hour. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >> this is al jazeera america, we have a look at the top stories, russia denies the rofrt reports of issuing an ultimatum to ukraine. the russian ambassador is saying it is there at the request of the former president of ukraine and it is making investors nerving outstanding. russia is a big energy producer and fear of reducing the supplies the driving the prices higher. president obama is
FOX News
Feb 28, 2014 2:00am PST
after muslims complained about symbols used in her video saying they are offensive to her religion. >> but the singer taking a break from the spotlight to help deliver a baby. perry announced on twitter she assisted in a home birth. she tweeted, finally you can add help delivers baby in the living room. auntie katie, a.k.a. stylist auntie. >> it looks like jackie and kelso were meant to>> you can gu want. >> they'll be kissing for a long time. former that 70's show stars are reportedly engaged. kunis was seen flashing a diamond ring on her hand when she was shopping. they have been dating two years. >> the academy awards takes place on sunday and the suspense is building. >> anna kooiman is here. she has a sneak peek at what we can expect. >> good morning to to you and everyone at home. hollywood's biggest night is around the corner. final preventions are coming together for oscar sunday as crews get ready for the important red carpet. while many of the night's awards are up for grabs. the race for the big picture is coming down to two movies, "12 years a slave" and the spe
PBS
Feb 26, 2014 5:30am PST
experience in chinese. it's just didn't want to remain unnamed. when it's ninety s religions teach him how to get a model for these cupcake needless to say to his creation. sadly it seems the street and design star incomplete. the kitchen tap she's coming down to the once and for many and today is a top tourist attraction in north wales the eye. he knew knew who knew . well we welcome across about all things considered i'm peter labelle going to extremes all across europe right wing anti eu parties and groups are gaining strength and in some cases respectability. what accounts for these hard economic times or the growing alienation and frustration with the euro project could be said the new rite is really the whole ride but
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